The Flowery Branch City Council gave second reading approval Thursday evening to a pair of rezoning applications that will allow for the construction of a facility measuring nearly 19½-acres underroof when fully completed.
The vision of Flowery Branch city leaders and what some local residents envision as a worsening problem “bumped-heads” Thursday evening during an online city council work session and voting meeting.
As it puts together a 20-year plan guiding Flowery Branch’s future, the city is holding a “Virtual Community Visioning Meeting” to gather public input.
The Flowery Branch mayor’s seat and three City Council posts are up for election this year, and the council is expected to set the Nov. 2 election at its meeting Thursday, Jan. 7.
A proposal for 68 townhomes and 35,100 square feet of retail at a key entrance to Flowery Branch is getting favorable comments from city officials.
About 400,000 square feet of industrial space proposed at 6533 McEver Road was denied by the Flowery Branch City Council Thursday, Dec. 17, after more than a dozen community members told officials they were concerned about traffic, safety and the effects on nearby residential neighborhoods.
The City of Flowery Branch has discovered money it didn’t realize it had: over $19,000 in extra hotel/motel tax revenue for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2020.
Flowery Branch’s explosive growth has drawn comments from residents at meetings and on social media. The city is hoping the chatter will continue as it looks to plot how the South Hall town should look in the future.
Few details are known about the project in Flowery Branch, particularly the company behind the nearly 800-acre development. “I do not have a company name as of yet,” city planner Rich Atkinson said last week.
Flowery Branch is looking to take out a $5.7 million, 20-year loan for a new water well system as part of a larger infrastructure effort, with residents helping foot the overall bill through higher water and sewer rates.